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«Habits of thought persist through the centuries; and while a healthy brain may reject the doctrine it no longer believes, it will continue to feel the same sentiments formerly associated with that doctrine.»
«It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.»
Author: Dr. Carl Sagan
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«Endure and persist, this pain will turn good by and by.»
«Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?»
Author: Bertrand Russell
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«God! though all other sins on earth persist,Strike dumb the blatant, loud-mouthed atheist.»
«Notoriously insensitive to subtle shifts in moods, children will persist in discussing the color of a recently sighted cement mixer long after one's interest in the topic has waned»
«Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal.»
«I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling»
«Fancy and Fantasy rule the mind of man. You desire one thing in the morning; at noon you change over to something else. That desire will not persist until evening. If your desire is fulfilled, you praise God and parade your devotion. But if it does not prevail, you throw God overboard and parade your disbelief!»
«It is more honorable to repair a wrong than to persist in it»